Every year, delegates and clergy from our parishes gather to the meeting of Diocesan Synod. This meeting, sometimes referred to as the ‘Annual General Meeting’ of the Diocese, is important because it provides us an opportunity to gather and see the bigger of the mission and ministry of the Diocese.
Synod is an opportunity to learn about and discuss the many ways that we try and act as Christ’s followers in our changing culture and society.
The key elements of our Synod include:
Synod’s functions include, but are not limited to:
Welcome to Diocesan Synod 2019
I thank you for agreeing to be a member of our Diocesan Synod this year. While preparations for this year’s Synod meeting are underway, I am writing to welcome you and to underline the important role that you, a member of Diocesan Synod, play in the life of our Diocese throughout your term.
As I am sure you are aware, Synod will be meeting October 24-26th, 2019. Synod will include highlights from around our Diocese, as well as important speakers and worship.
In the interest of reducing our carbon footprint, we will follow a mostly electronic Synod format. As such, the Synod Circular & Financials will be made available online only. Please visit this page frequently for all updates and materials.
Attached to this email are detailed information about Synod including:
Clergy or Parish Administrators receiving this, please ensure that all of your Synod Delegates have received a copy. Please contact Heidi Danson should any of your delegates have missed the email, as our information for your delegates could be missing or incomplete.
Synod 2019 Supporting Documents
2019 Nominations Package
- Bishop’s covering letter 2019
- Serving as a Member of Diocesan Council 2019
- 2019 Nomination form for Diocesan Council
- 2019 Nomination Form for Termination of Clerical Appointments
- 2019 Nomination Form for Trinity College Corporation
Send to: Heidi Danson
Members of Synod, elected through their Parishes, are entrusted with the task of faithfully discerning, implementing, monitoring, and adjusting the priorities and plans for our shared mission and ministry within the Diocese. Additionally, members serve as an active, contributing member of their respective Parish Councils and provide a vital link between the Diocese and congregations.
Great Chapters are important gatherings of churchwardens and members of Synod that are held by Deanery. The purpose of these gatherings is to help the members of Synod to become more aware of the strategic plans of the Diocese, to orient and give information about the upcoming Synod, and to give congregations the opportunity to share briefly with others in their Deanery how their faith is lived in their community.